Item description for Hungering for God : Selected Writings of Augustine (Upper Room Spiritual Classics. Series I) by Saint Augustine of Hippo, Timothy K. Jones & Keith Beasley-Topliffe...
Overview The devotional writings of Augustine are referenced by an appendix on how to read them fruitfully and how to apply the writer's spiritual insights to daily life.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 4.25" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Upper Room Books
Series Upper Room Spiritual Classics 1
ISBN 0835808300 ISBN13 9780835808309
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More About Saint Augustine of Hippo, Timothy K. Jones & Keith Beasley-Topliffe
Augustine was born in AD 354. He lived a wild, self-destructive life as a young man in Italy and was the subject of many prayers by his worried mother, Monica. After a life-changing conversion, he lived on to become a tremendous influence on Christian thinking. He died in AD 430.
Aurelius Augustinus [more commonly “St. Augustine of Hippo,” often simply “Augustine”] (354–430 C.E.): rhetor, Christian Neoplatonist, North African Bishop, Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church. One of the decisive developments in the western philosophical tradition was the eventually widespread merging of the Greek philosophical tradition and the Judeo-Christian religious and scriptural traditions. Augustine is one of the main figures through and by whom this merging was accomplished. He is, as well, one of the towering figures of medieval philosophy whose authority and thought came to exert a pervasive and enduring influence well into the modern period (e.g. Descartes and especially Malebranche), and even up to the present day, especially among those sympathetic to the religious tradition which he helped to shape (e.g. Plantinga 1992; Adams 1999). But even for those who do not share this sympathy, there is much in Augustine's thought that is worthy of serious philosophical attention. Augustine is not only one of the major sources whereby classical philosophy in general and Neoplatonism in particular enter into the mainstream of early and subsequent medieval philosophy, but there are significant contributions of his own that emerge from his modification of that Greco-Roman inheritance, e.g., his subtle accounts of belief and authority, his account of knowledge and illumination, his emphasis upon the importance and centrality of the will, and his focus upon a new way of conceptualizing the phenomena of human history, just to cite a few of the more conspicuous examples.
Saint Augustine of Hippo was born in 354 and died in 430.
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Soulful Introduction to a Longing Soul Apr 29, 2000
Many thanks to the publisher for providing this very accessible introduction to the spiritual writings of Augustine of Hippo. The fourteen selections carry just enough of the flavor of this thinker to whet the reading desire of those who have shied away from Augustine and yet, the selections are fresh so that those familiar with Augustine's work (the Confessions, City of God) will also find themselves longing to renew their contact with this seminal Christian from North Africa.